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I’m #35 Walk Away from the Computer

Email is an absolute killer of time. Many people check email immediately upon entering their office or on one of their device(s) first thing each morning. And before you know it, precious hours have passed.

A solution?

Discipline yourself to

(1) scan the emails and only address the necessary ones, and/or even better,

(2) do not check email for your first hour of the day. Whatever messages are waiting for you can wait one more hour.

Then, use that first hour of the day productively.


Rosanne D’Ausilio, PhD